Great Saturday at Ragged

by: sellis495 - Feb 9, 2009

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 4

    Pros: Accessible, Low key, Nice Green/Blue Trails

    Cons: Long Green Trails are challenging for true beginners

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2009

Full review

Our family had a great day at Ragged this weekend. Conditions were about perfect. The best thing about this mountain is that you park in the parking lot, and walk up to the mountain. No shuttles or buses or trains are needed to get you there! Rates were affordable--even better on weekdays. Even on a beautiful Saturday morning, we got our kids rental equipment and got ourselves on the mountain within about 15 minutes. All morning, the trails on the smaller peak were nearly deserted. The green trail from the top of the Spear Mountian lift was long and wide. Sections of it are a bit steep for a true beginner, so beware if you are just learning. But if you are a skiier who prefers greens and easy blues, it was perfect. There were two shorter green trails for beginners. My husband skiied some steep black diamonds and said they were good. The long green trail on the taller peak was ungroomed and marked expert-only for some reason, but there were other easy options for getting down from there too. It did get crowded for a bit after lunch (as you would expect!) but overall, lift lines moved quickly, and the trails were usually not overcrowded. I recommend this mountian famlies of all abilities.